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MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz // TOA Xmas Party Dec 22 // Episode 107
December 16, 2018 09:02 PM PST
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After last month's phenomenal launch of MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz, we return to the Top of the Alpha this Saturday, December 22nd to host the second instalment of this monthly event. This time, it happens to fall on the night of the Christmas Party of proprietor Louie Ysmael. In other words, this promises to be a heck of a night! So dress festively, and don't leave that Santa hat at home!

Here's the December music mix prepared for the occasion.

01. Joy Is Sorrow Unmasked. Roy Hargrove
02. Africa. NEXT Collective
03. Prismic Dance. Hristo Vitchev Quartet
04. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? Milt Jackson
05. Astral Traveling. Pharaoh Sanders
06. Rotation. Herb Alpert
07. So It May Secretly Begin. Pat Metheny Group
08. Strasbourg / St. Denis. Roy Hargrove
09. Moonbeam. Alfredo Rodriguez
10. Storm. Gary Burton
11. Off Shore. RADS Krusaders
12. Far More Blue. Brubeck Brothers Quartet
13. Picture Frame. Organik Vibe Trio
14. Love Is Stronger Than Pride. Herbie Hancock
15. E Luxo So'. Ensemble Novo
16. Moondance. Ramsey Lewis, Nancy Wilson
17. 3 Wise Men. Brubeck Brothers Quartet
18. For The Time Being. Peter Erskine, Dr. Um Band
19. Sunflower. Milt Jackson
20. God Bless The Child. José James

MUSIC & WINE Strictly Jazz
December 22 9pm
Top of the Alpha by Louie Y
Alphaland Penthouse

Open to the public. No cover.

MUSIC AND WINE Strictly Jazz // Launch Nov 23 2018 Top of the Alpha // Episode 106
November 01, 2018 01:06 AM PDT
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Elian and Ines proudly announce their latest passion project: MUSIC AND WINE presents Strictly Jazz, a monthly event held at the swanky new jazz bar Top of the Alpha by Louie Y. The launch party is scheduled for Friday November 23rd at 9pm.

Elian Habayeb and Ines Cabarrus-Habayeb aren't new to the scene. They've been doing this for quite a while now.

Just 10 years ago, MUSIC AND WINE was a radio show, a weekly party, and a newspaper column that the couple produced and authored. And, although the Saturday event at the Mandarin Oriental's "Martinis" bar and the column in the Manila Standard Today ceased when the couple opened their first Chihuahua Mexican Grill, the syndicated radio program airing on the no longer existent 106.7 DreamFM "Manila's Jazz Authority" and on sister stations nationwide continued garnering an ever-growing listener base. As a podcast, MUSIC AND WINE Radio reaches the four corners of the Earth with hundreds of thousands of downloads and subscribers, just recently earning the #18 spot on Podomatic's global house music ranking.

Today, DJ Elian remains the "music" part of the relationship, focusing on jazz more than ever before in his career. He obsessively follows the evolution of this American art form as it takes root in the world's most progressive societies, from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and New Orleans, to Montreal, Toyko, Copenhagen, and Montreux. "There is a direct correlation between how dynamic a society is and how high the concentration of jazz bars," says Elian. "Jazz is the most advanced form of music out there today. Any musician that plays it must be a true master of his instrument." Elian plans to play DJ sets of "nothing but jazz" all night long, with carefully selected tracks dropped at the most appropriate points of the evening.

His wife Ines holds a Level 3 Wine & Spirit Education Trust certificate and was a founding faculty member of top hospitality school Enderun, where she taught "beverage management" for five years. An avid jazz fan herself, she plans to work the room talking wine and helping guests find the perfect libation to pair with the evening's tunes.

And just as jazz is abstract music, expect abstract photography by DPGK.

Don't miss this if you're a fan of music, wine or both. And come congratulate Louie Ysmael on his gorgeous new jazz bar at the penthouse of the Alpha building!


01 'sup. bicoastal collective

02 brazilian love affair. negroni's trio

03 compared to what. roberta flack

04 n'tiana's dream. chico freeman

05 jazz is a four-letter word. nicholas payton

06 november. electric squeezebox orchestra

07 thematic. kait dunton

08 trust. roy hargrove

09 towards the light. pat metheny brad mehldau

10 invocation. bobby mcferrin

11 speak no evil. antonio adolfo

12 new direction. herlin riley



soul jazz deep house music


Elian's Abstract Cerebral Sessions // House of Love // Oct 3 2003 - Episode 105
October 19, 2018 06:32 PM PDT
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Another throwback to the House of Love days. Enjoy!

elian WEEKEND PROJECT grease 02.22.15 - Episode 104
September 19, 2018 02:30 AM PDT
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Here's a mix from the WEEKEND PROJECT series, with music by Frankie Valli, Daft Punk, Lou Rawls, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Kool n the Gang, George Benson, Paul Simon, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Julio Iglesias, Natalie Merchant, Luis Miguel, Tina Turner and others.

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NY Underground Sessions .Vol 3. ELIAN Sep 2003 - Episode 103
August 13, 2018 07:24 AM PDT
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This mix is from the Bellissima days, featuring tracks by Jazzanova, Kenny Bobien, Roy Ayers, and many many more. Enjoy!


Ascend .Mix 1. Elian Oct 2007 - Episode 102
June 25, 2018 12:32 AM PDT
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This is an audition mix I put together 10 years ago for a monthly party Kevin Ruiz, Wendell Garcia and I were pitching to a club called Ascend in the Fort. The night never materialized, and the club went belly up, but the mix is gold. Happy to share it with you all here on our deep house music podcast


01 Freedom (Make It Funky) Black Magic
02 Don't Hold Me Down (Quentin Harris Remix) Tortured Soul
03 Simple Things (Sacred Rhythms Remix) Roland Clark
04 Cafe Sol (Para Carolina) Alistair Colling
05 Tumbao (LV EOL Remix) Luisito Quintero
06 TBA
07 The Cure & The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix) Fish Go Deep feat. Tracey K
08 Let's Be Young (Original Mix) Quentin Harris
09 You Can't Have New York (Shelter Anthem Vocal Mix) Monique Bingham & Quentin Harris
10 Believe (Extended) Soldiers of Twilight

Brava .Dinner CD2. Elian Oct 2007 - Episode 101
March 04, 2018 10:03 PM PST
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The 10-year Anniversary of this rare set of CD mixes continues. The work--featuring jazz, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, and world music--was originally commissioned by Abba Nappa for her bar Brava in 2007. Although the bar is no longer around, Abba has gone on to establish the restaurant powerhouse Moment Group. We published the never-before-released "Dinner CD1" back in September right here on this podcast, in case you missed it. Here now is "Dinner CD2".

Karunesh. Punjab
Voiceless Messenger. Aromabar
Floetic. Floetry
Wanna B Where U R (Thisizzaluvsong). Floetry & Mos Def
Menage-A-Trois. Jimmy Sommers feat. Les Nubians
Complexity. The Roots
While We Speak. Chuck Loeb
Separate Ways. Craig David
Last Tango In Paris. Gotan Project
Hustlin' Daze. Donnel Jones & Guru's Jazzmatazz
Blue (I'm Still Here With You). Incognito
Tell Me You Got It. Jimmy Sommers
As De Corazones. Chambao
No More. Guru's Jazzmatazz
After The Fall (Instrumental Version). Incognito
Stay Mine. Incognito
West Coast Coolin'. Norman Brown
Midnight At The Oasis. Ramsey Lewis Trio


jojoflores Live 33.45 Athens - Episode 100 - in Manila 2.10.18
February 07, 2018 06:29 PM PST
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Multi-award winning, Montreal-based DJ Jojo Flores returns to Manila this Saturday, February 10, for a spectacular all-day music festival at The Ruins in Poblacion, Makati. And we get to celebrate our ONE-HUNDREDTH EPISODE by featuring Jojo, who we can confidently say, after doing this podcast for 10 years, is our favorite DJ hands down. This set recorded live in Athens, Greece, and takes us on a nice journey through the full spectrum of the Global Soul sound. Don't miss this Saturday's Not Your Typical party that starts at 2pm and ends at 12 midnight and features organizer Kristian Hernandez, Shortkut (San Francisco), Miro, Vinroc, That Girl, Marvelous, Deejay Paeste, Henry Lami, Archie Oclos, Padyak Ph, and of course the one and only Jojo Flores. This is deep house music at its very best! https://www.facebook.com/events/2025446001044991/ http://jojoflores.com/ Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Deep & Jazzy .ELIAN. house of love // July 2003 - Episode 99
January 25, 2018 05:43 PM PST
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Here's an early mix from the HOUSE OF LOVE days. They don't make music like this anymore. Absolutely love it.

Featuring tracks by Francois K, Matthias Heilbronn, Llorca, Sun Orchestra, and lots more.

elian WEEKEND PROJECT .one for my baby. episode 98
October 31, 2017 06:03 AM PDT
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Another WEEKEND PROJECT instalment: easy listening cool music

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